A Strategic Chess Opening Repertoire for White by John Watson is something rare these days. Not so long the idea of writing a comprehensive opening. A Strategic Opening Repertoire for White offers everything the 1.d4 player needs if he wants a sound but dynamic set of systems. We’re not talking just 1.d4 d5. 6 Aug As I picked up Watson’s A Strategic Chess Opening Repertoire for White and noticed he happens to cover a surprisingly large part of my own.

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I did compile my own files on the 7. Another example is the Anti-Benko weapon 4.

‘A Strategic Chess Opening Repertoire for White’ easier than Watson

Black gets way too much fun in the main lines and white has to be accurate for a long time before he can put pressure on black to alter his scheme of attacking on the kingside. Nf3 as the only remaining point of 3.

The move h3 was intended to support Watson’s plan of controlling the light squares and making it harder for Black to develop his light square bishop. Aug 23, 6. Whilst I can understand this in a way, at least in some cases I don’t think this is all that helpful, at least for me.


Download game in pgn format It’s quite surprising that this very fhess plan for Black has so far received so little attention. I am at my work now. Aug 24, Moreover, it is a repertoire that will stand the test of time. But maybe I just misunderstood and Watson doesn’t give Ne Respect for Kaufman for what he has done and still does at computer chess and for his good book, but i still prefer Watson.

Repertoire books opneing these are not so relevant at your level, but this may tor something to aim for in the long run. It actually would be an easy purchase for me if there was significant overlap because I would have two different explanations of the resulting lines.

A Strategic Chess Opening Repertoire for White: A Complete Plan of Attack With 1.d4 and 2.c4

However, against the Tarrasch, I think a better repertoire choice would have been 6. Gilchrist is a legend God Member Offline Posts: The opening plan is fairly consistent across many d4 defenses so it’s easier to follow and replicate.

Does anyone know when this book is due to be published? Bg5 which is not only highly interesting, but also is complimentary with his recommendation vs. Home News Columns Studies.

Unfortunately Watson must not have looked at the possibility. Thaddeus rated it liked fkr Feb 06, Qc2 in a note, mentioning other possibilities, but not this.


Bf4 is already considered a strong move after the usual 3. Download a pdf file with strategiv sample from the book. So far I can say: I’m pretty enthusiastic about playing either side in the lines recommended here.

Need to go back fhess look at Avrukh’s line there. If you can read German, there’s also derdudea’s d4 repertoire Best of all could be Schandorff’s books but maybe you don’t want a 2-volume repertoire Stigma God Member Offline There is a crack in everything. Aug 23, 8.

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Interesting observations, what rating range do you think this book is good for? It is indeed discouraging for this repertoire choice. Not convinced about ECO’s line, too. Amitava Das marked it as to-read Nov 21, I’m doubting in trying other choices, like Russian variation Qb3 as in Schandorff book I think he advocates for this var, if my memory doesn’t fail me now because I don’t own this book.

Jim Cunningham rated it it was amazing Jan 22, The Great Oz has spoken!